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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

WikiLeaks Is A Hostile Intelligence Service: CIA Chief

The former Republican congressman, who once praised WikiLeaks disclosures, criticized the group for targeting the U.S. more than other nations “while seeking support from anti-democratic countries.” He claimed that Russian military intelligence used the organization as a tool to disrupt the 2016 presidential elections.

April 14, 2017
Chelsea Manning

Before Leaving Office, Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

Manning has been a focus of a worldwide debate on government secrecy since she provided more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables, and battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks – a leak for which she was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. Her sentence will now expire on May 17, the White House said.

January 17, 2017
Trump's new best friend, Julian Assange

Danziger: A Real Assange

It is inconceivable that the leader of the free world and commander in chief of the United States would welcome Julian Assange — unless that leader is the bizarre Donald Trump, who invites the WIkileaker into his bedchamber.

January 5, 2017
Intelligence Leaders

Intelligence Leaders Hit Back Against Trump

American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

January 5, 2017
Clapper, Russia, Hacking, Trump

U.S. Spy Chief ‘Resolute’ On Russia Cyber Attack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he had a very high level of confidence that Russia hacked Democratic Party institutions and operatives, as well as disseminating propaganda and fake news aimed at the Nov. 8 election.

January 5, 2017
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It’s Officially Political Shape-Shifting Season

These whiplash-inducing ideological switcheroos are an underappreciated source of entertainment in the loamy interims between major-party handovers of the White House. On issues such as Putin and privacy, federalism and free trade, the teams are swapping core issues like jerseys.

December 23, 2016
Kompromat, Putin, Trump

How Russian Hacking Harmed The Clinton Campaign

The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.

December 11, 2016
Colbert slices up Pizzagate, Flynn and Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: Colbert Slices Up Pizzagate, Mike Flynn, And Alex Jones

Stephen Colbert, perhaps the nation’s most skillful satirist of news as entertainment, is fed up with fake news – especially in the wake of the “Pizzagate” hoax that resulted in a shooting incident.

December 8, 2016
Russia hacks benefit Trump's campaign

Why Russia Is Backing Donald Trump

The Kremlin’s campaign is motivated not so much to support Trump as it is to hurt the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s behavior, however, has at times concerned the Russians, leading them to revise their hacking and disinformation strategy.

November 4, 2016
Clinton, Comey,

FBI Probing Fake Documents Distributed To Damage Clinton Campaign

Two weeks ago Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and Republican operative, linked to a copy of the fake document on Twitter, writing, “If this is real: OMG!!”

November 3, 2016
Putin Clinton

Why Vladimir Putin Fears A Hillary Clinton White House

In a private speech released by WikiLeaks, Clinton discussed the importance of exporting oil and gas to allies who are heavily reliant on Russian imports in an effort to erode Russia’s energy dominance in the region.

November 3, 2016
Most Americans believe Russia is hacking Democrats to influence US election

Poll: Most Americans (And Most Republicans) Say Russia Is Hacking Democrats

Most American adults – 62 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans – think Putin is supporting Trump for the White House, the poll found.

October 28, 2016
Putin Answers Media's Questions in Paris

Donald Trump’s Very Weird Russia Thing

Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has a Putin thing. The Trump campaign has a Russia thing. And Trump Tower has a Russian mobster-running-an-illegal-gambling-operation thing.

October 22, 2016
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Conservative Press Wallows In Latest Clinton Conspiracy

Watching Trump’s ugliness projected onto a big screen, conservatives recoil. But they’re really just watching a self-portrait.

October 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton reacts to Donald Trump joke at Al Smith charity dinner in New York

As Clinton Smiles, Trump Draws Jeers At Tense Al Smith Dinner

At one point during the dinner, which raised $6 million for Catholic charities, Trump said Clinton was “pretending not to hate Catholics.”

October 21, 2016
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at news conference

Wikileaks: What If Someone Hacked Julian Assange’s Emails?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange probably wouldn’t appreciate the irony of a US government agency applying his vaunted “transparency” ethic to his own shady operations.

October 19, 2016
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Loses Internet Access, Blames Ecuador

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador.

October 17, 2016

Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College

For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.

October 16, 2016

Trump Hit By His Own Lewd Remarks About Women, Caught On Tape

In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with NBC’s “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”

October 7, 2016

#EndorseThis: Watch Alex Jones Fume Over Wikileaks’ Failed ‘October Surprise’

When the time came to deliver on his threats against the Clintons, Julian Assange blinked. At an early morning news conference, he delivered nothing of consequence — enraging conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

October 4, 2016

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Teases Next Wikileaks Attack On Clinton

Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.

October 3, 2016

Wiki Fiction: Why Is Julian Assange Pushing Right-Wing Conspiracy Claims?

With his brazen attempt to manipulate an American presidential election, in tandem with the Russian oligarchy and the American right, Julian Assange has drifted a long way from the progressive and transparent spirit in which Wikileaks first introduced itself to the world.

August 12, 2016

Senior Democratic National Committee Officials Resign

The resignations of DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey, Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall were announced by interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

August 2, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a personal send-off for members of the Russian Olympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Donald Trump: Traitor, Liar, Danger to the World?

It seems increasingly, frighteningly possible that the U.S. presidential election may very well be influenced by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Were a Democratic politician embroiled in this mess, Trumpites would be lobbing accusations of treason with gusto.

August 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Clinton Campaign Also Hacked In Attacks On Democrats

The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.

July 31, 2016